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Part Two: High Security, Robust Locking Applications, Ball-Detent Locking Solenoids (Patent Application No. 14592511)

Posted by: David Stockwell, Magnet-Schultz of America, CEO

Wed, Apr 15, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Edited by David Stockwell; Technical information provided by Roland Mueller & Simon Benik

BLOG 1 of this two-part series discussed the need for, and desired characteristics of a robust locking device, capable of providing a high hold force in a small package. It then went on to describe the capabilities of an Independent Locking-Receptacle, Ball-Detent Locking Solenoid for such applications.

BLOG 2 presents the Integrated Locking-Receptacle variant of the BDL-Solenoid, where the Locking-Receptacle is incorporated into the solenoid body and mechanism. To effect the locking function, this Locking-Receptacle must interface with an independent Ball-Shaft (Figure 1).

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Topics: Duro-Tech Solenoids, Innovative Collaboration with MSA, Electromagetic Devices, High Performing, Energy Efficient Solenoids, Compact Locking Solenoids, High-Force Locking Solenoids, Locking Solenoid Assemblies, Fail-Secure Solenoids, Scalable Solenoids, Fail-Safe Solenoids, Integrated Locking-Receptacle BDL-Solenoid, Independent Locking-Receptacle BDL-Solenoid, Ball-Detent Locking Solenoid Assemblies

DURO-TECH® Solenoids—designed for extreme application performance

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Wed, May 08, 2013 @ 02:00 PM

Water, dirt, dust, mud, high shock and vibration are all the nemesis of “standard” solenoids when they are asked to perform over a broad range of environmental conditions. Extreme applications can include: 

•  Off-road vehicles

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Topics: Duro-Tech Solenoids, Extreme Environmental Condition Solenoid

Extreme Environment Solenoids: The DURO-TECH® Story

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Mon, Apr 08, 2013 @ 02:00 PM

Often, prospective solenoid users innocently expect standard solenoids to perform a function for which they were never intended. For example, Magnet Schultz of America (MSA) received a request for a solenoid to lock the steering mechanism on a military vehicle. The customer had tested one of our standard solenoids, which they secured from a distributor, and found that it was functionally sufficient, meaning, the solenoid locked the steering mechanism as desired. The customer then contacted us for additional solenoid samples for further testing.

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Topics: Duro-Tech Solenoids, Extreme Environmental Condition Solenoid, Innovative Collaboration with MSA